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  • janet97

    (@janet97)


    Hi all. I hope somebody can provide some assistance. I am freaking out.
    I have been developing a wordpress website on my local host. I tried to access my admin a couple of days ago the usual way by typing http://torontopalletsolutions/wp-admin but instead of taking me to my dashboard login page, a 404 page comes up. It’s been working fine until the last few days. I’ve tried several other urls as well but still getting a 404 page. I can see the site when I enter http://torontopalletsolutions but can’t access the login page to get to my dashboard.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I don’t know what to do at this point.

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Moderator t-p

    (@t-p)

    Try manually resetting your plugins (no Dashboard access required). If that resolves the issue, reactivate each one individually until you find the cause.

    If that does not resolve the issue, access your server via SFTP or FTP, or a file manager in your hosting account’s control panel, navigate to /wp-content/themes/ and rename the directory of your currently active theme. This will force the default theme to activate and hopefully rule-out a theme-specific issue (theme functions can interfere like plugins).

    Please also see: https://wordpress.org/support/article/login-trouble/

    janet97

    (@janet97)

    I followed the instructions in login-trouble and renamed the plugins folder so it wouldn’t be recognized and it worked! I am now in my dashboard.

    Unfortunately now, my plugins aren’t showing. It says to rename the folder back to /wp-content/plugins/ once the base WordPress installation has been recovered. Not sure what is meant here.

    My site is not going to be much use without any plugins. What should I do now?
    Again, I don’t have a host account control panel because I’m developing the site on localhost on my computer.

    Thanks for your help t-p!

    janet97

    (@janet97)

    What I am doing is re-activating them one by one and testing the wp-admin page each time.

    Moderator t-p

    (@t-p)

    renamed the plugins folder so it wouldn’t be recognized and it worked!

    If it works, then you will need to test each plugin one by one. After renaming your plugin folder back to “plugins”, rename each plugin folder inside of if it, one by one, until you find it.

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